Know Your Rights: COVID-19
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has prepared and collected the following information and resources to assist people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employment resources for people with diabetes during COVID-19
FAQ for Workers with Diabetes During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic
Your Rights Under the New COVID-19 Laws as a Worker with Diabetes
This information pertains to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: the paid leave provisions in this law expired December 31, 2020. New laws may be passed in the future to extend or grant new paid leave protections.
Sample Physician Letter for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
- If your health care provider is reluctant to write a letter to support your request for reasonable accommodations, or has told you that it is their policy not to write letters, keep in mind that physicians are busier than ever before because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may have developed this position because of a lack of time. Sharing the ADA’s Sample Physician Letter for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations should help show your physician that it is not as time-consuming as they may have thought, and that their drafting such a letter is critical to support your diabetes management and overall health.
American Diabetes Association Letter to Employers
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) COVID-19 Guidance
EEOC Pandemic Preparedness Guidance (Updated to respond to COVID-19)
Department Of Labor (DOL) COVID-19 Guidance
General Employment Rights: Information and Resources
More Information About Reasonable Accommodations
COVID-19 resources for detainees with diabetes
American Diabetes Association Letter to Detention Centers
COVID-19 resources for students with diabetes
Safe at School COVID-19 Resources
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) COVID-19 Guidance
OCR Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control: Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning (dated October 5, 2022)
COVID-19 resources for airline passengers with diabetes
General Information on Air Travel and Diabetes
Page updated May 18, 2023.